Saying hello to 2019 in style with New Year bunting!
who doesn’t love bunting?
It’s been an amazing year for us. Managing to get Story Craft Theatre up and running whilst raising toddlers and having more babies has been an incredibly proud achievement. We’re already taking bookings for parties; have organised more school workshops and have lots planned for Crafty Tales at the York Theatre Royal. Needless to say we’re really excited about what the New Year has in store.
We’re hoping you all had a great Christmas; not to many tantrums and lots of lie-ins??? Ha ha haaaa haaaa!!!!!!
Well, for the last Crafty Friday blog of this year we thought it would be nice to use it towards the New Year, whilst recycling a little bit of Christmas. If you have any scraps of wrapping paper, gift card, ribbon, cracker party hats etc. . . .now is the time to put them to use.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. We’ll be back on the 4th.
Cassie and Janet xx
You will need:
Large sheet of card. Ideally black or white for clarity.
Bits of used wrapping paper, cards, gift tags etc
Scissors and pencil
Ruler or template (using the top of a Tupperware pot)
String or Ribbon
Glue and sellotape
Draw around template (you’ll need 12) or draw out rectangles. The size and shape is totally down to you. It can be as big or as small as you like. Obviously the younger the little folk you’re working with, then the bigger it can be for ease.
Once you’ve done this you can cut them out.
Draw out HAPPY NEW YEAR in pencil on each piece of card as a guide for your sticking. Good opportunity for those who are learning their letters to have a go at drawing each one. Leave a little extra at the top as you’ll be folding this down later.
Now this it the fun bit if your children like cutting things up. Let them go for it on the wrapping paper. Get them to cut as small as they can so you get lots of different little pieces to use. There will be a need of sweeping up afterwards but this will keep them occupied for a good amount of time!!
Basically you’re looking to create little collage for each letter. Use the glue to go over your pencilled markings of the letters and then get sticking. This is where the bigger the letters and bigger the pieces of paper make it easier for the younger children.
Get the letters in the correct order. Turn over and fold down the tops by about a cm.
Run your ribbon or string along the fold. Glue the top part and stick down. You can also use a piece of sellotape to make sure it sticks.
You can run the bunting all along as one or make it in 3 parts like we’ve done. Just remember to leave yourself extra at either end to tie up.
Enjoy! If you like the post, please leave us a wee comment xx